Essays Tagged: "Mayan"

Guatemala - Without a Trace of Bitterness in Her Voice

Page 1Guatemala is the land of Eternal Springs and the home of the richly cultured and historic Mayan people. It it also the country of Rigoberta Menchu, an illeterite farm worker, turned voice of ...

(6 pages) 95 0 2.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Ancient Latin American Civilizatioins.

great civilizations have existed in different areas in the world. In Latin America, there were the Mayans, Incas, and Aztecs. These three civilizations were each great and special in their own ways. ... shall soon learn each of them had the similarity of greatness, and yet were one unto themselves.The MayansThe Mayans were located on the Yucatan Peninsula between 2400 B.C. and 900 AD. Most of them we ...

(2 pages) 50 0 4.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Mayan and incan civilizations compare/contrast

Compare and contrast essay on the Mayan and IncaIn this essay I will compare and contrast the Mayan and Inca civilizations. Each civil ... nt ways. This essay will introduce you to the basic similar and different topics that each have.The Mayan and Inca civilizations were both very ancient. Today there are still some people of both back ... k round. Most of the people today that have either of these two back rounds are more known by their Mayan back rounds, considering that the Inca civilization only lasted 100 years and the Mayans longe ...

(1 pages) 71 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Ancient Mayan Calander

On August 13th, 3114BC the Mayan calendars started to turn and it has been turning ever since. The Mayans are known for their o ... d bring unbalance to the Universe and result in the destruction of the human race.To understand the Mayan's obsession with their calendar, one has to first look at their religious beliefs. To start wi ... obsession with their calendar, one has to first look at their religious beliefs. To start with the Mayans believe that we are the fifth creation of humans to exist. According to them, the gods have c ...

(2 pages) 53 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Document Based Question Essay on the Mayan, Incan and Aztec Societies

The Mayan, Aztec and Incan civilizations each contributed major accomplishments to the world today. Thes ... uilt a large road system, devised a complex irrigation system and developed their own language. The Mayans constructed the largest structure known until modern times, made drastic accomplishments in m ... te about the complexity and organization of these irrigation channels as shown in Document Four.The Mayans were advanced in the sense that they had unique architectural skills. They built the tallest ...

(2 pages) 53 0 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Mayan Architecture

s "Mesoamerica". In Maya were many active volcanoes, which were used to get stone for building. The Mayans were good hunters, because they had to catch their own food for dinner (Internet #1). Living ... hey had to catch their own food for dinner (Internet #1). Living around 1000 B.C. to 1697 A.D., the Mayans had 3 main periods of time. These periods were called, the pre-classic period, the classic pe ...

(4 pages) 68 0 4.1 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Mayans Weapons, Warriors, and Defensive Techniques

on societies not that were at war. An example of this would be in about the ninth century, when the Mayan empire collapsed into a heap of destruction and war, although nothing was as bad as the Yucata ... although nothing was as bad as the Yucatan peninsula. What happened there was chaos and changed the Mayan way of life forever. The wars not only affected political boundaries, but also local industry ...

(2 pages) 68 1 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Mayans, The Aztecs, And The Incas

From 250 A.D. to the late 1500's A.D., three advanced civilizations, the Mayans, the Aztecs, and the Incas controlled Central America and South America. Each of them was dif ... nced and had many great achievements.The earliest Latin American civilization was the empire of the Mayans. They controlled most of the Yucatan peninsula and part of southern Mexico. The Mayans were k ... developed a sophisticated counting system; the Incas also had an advanced counting system like the Mayans. Mayans communicated through the use of hieroglyphics. They had over 800 symbols that represe ...

(4 pages) 108 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Short essay on the level of sophistication of the Incas, Mayas, and Aztecs C.E 900-1450.

History11/1/04Short essay on the Mayan, Aztecs, and Inca C.E 900-1450The civilizations of the Mayans, Aztecs, and Inca were sophistic ... things that astonished them was the buildings and monumental structures. Large temples, such as the Mayan pyramid temple in Tikal, showed that the Mayans were organized and sophisticated, since they m ... ngs allowed more room to farm and a more conducive way to grow crops. This is rockgoody's essay.The Mayan calendar was quite complex and accurate, and supposedly superior to the western calendar. It w ...

(2 pages) 48 0 3.5 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Changes of Cultural Roles and Practices in Immigrant Communities.

symbols. Jacqueline Hagan discusses in her book Deciding to be Legal the effects of resettlement of Mayan communities, and gives us insight how the Mayan community is changed by these forces.The men o ... immigrants have faced a tremendous change in their labor practices. One of the biggest changes for Mayan men is the transformation from skilled workers to unskilled laborers.The transformation has gr ...

(4 pages) 45 0 3.7 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

The comparison of Aztec and Mayan Religion.

The Aztec and Mayan civilizations were the most important civilizations from the new world. The Europeans were ama ... e the most important civilizations from the new world. The Europeans were amazed with the Aztec and Mayan cultures, their ways of life, and their technology. Today we find that the Aztecs and the Maya ... ure, their technology, and some religious beliefs; but as we go further into the study of Aztec and Mayan worlds we see that there are many more differences than first accredited.The Aztec civilizatio ...

(2 pages) 23 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Art and Architecture of the Mayan Civilization in Mexico. It's a basic run-through of a typical Mayan city (different buildings you would find in it)

MAYAN ART AND ARCHITECTUREArt for the Mayans was a reflection of their lifestyle and culture. For th ... models, and terra cotta figurines from molds. Metal was very scarce and so it wasn't commonly used.Mayan Art during the period, 200 to 900 has been considered the most sophisticated and beautiful of ... 0 has been considered the most sophisticated and beautiful of the New World. There is few remaining Mayan Art, which includes funerary pottery, ceramics, a building in Bonampak (which is around Chiapa ...

(5 pages) 57 1 4.8 Nov/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Han Vs. Mayan

s lasting for four centuries. This was the beginning of the Han Empire. The actual beginning of the Mayan civilization is not as easily traced. They arose out of the end of the Olmec society around 20 ... is not really any solid evidence to show that the Olmec's were conquered by what was to become the Mayans. The way that the Han Empire emerged is solely significant in how their people led the ...

(4 pages) 13 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Korean Civilization And Mayans Civilizations

Korean civilization and Mayans civilizations were very different. First of all, they are located in the opposite side of the ... , they are located in the opposite side of the world. Secondly Koreans belongs to Asian society and Mayans to Central and South Americans. They eat different kind of food, and live in different enviro ... of hay and mud. It was still weatherproof and waterproof but they had to make a new roof every year.Mayans in the other hand they don't have any record of how they came to where they were but they sta ...

(2 pages) 7 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Mayan Astronomy

Mayan Astronomy At a time when the homogeneousness of science and spirituality was virtually nonexis ... eousness of science and spirituality was virtually nonexistent in flourishing Christian Europe, the Mayans had developed a spiritual and literal view of their world based upon physical sciences and as ... al and literal view of their world based upon physical sciences and astronomy. Mathematically based Mayan astronomy, at its' advanced level, allowed ancient Mayans to live in a society where physical ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Early American civilizations, most notably the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans,

Early American civilizations, most notably the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans, were far advanced and demonstrated their developed cultures with references towards their hi ... lizations had proven their community strength by erecting substantial monuments. One example is the Mayan pyramid temple in Tikal, which was the tallest structure in the Americas until the twentieth c ... tructure had been built with arduous labor and an extended period of time, it is plausible that the Mayans had a long established religion and a large following. This supports claims of their advanced ...

(2 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Doomsday 2012 - End of Days

wo sources, both ancient and contemporary, are in agreement as to when the world will end. Both the Mayan Calendar and the Galactic alignment point to December 21, 2012 as Doomsday.The Mayan calendar, ... lization has ever produced, foretells that the world will end in the year 2012. The creation of the Mayan calendar dates back to six years before the birth of Christ, and it is said to be more complex ...

(8 pages) 84 1 3.3 Apr/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Disappearance of the Mayan Civilisation

Between the 300 A.D. and 900 A.D. the Mayan civilisation flourished in Central America south Mexico. Around 900 A.D., the Mayans left thei ... ly by 1000 A.D. It is said that there could be many reasons for the disappearance or decline of the Mayan civilisation. There are many theories concerning the disappearance of which some include epide ... y but no theory can be definite.One of the largest theories concerned with the disappearance of the Mayan population is the occurrence of a mega-drought in the Central America region. The drought theo ...

(2 pages) 22 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Civilizations of the Americas

The Mayan, Aztec, and Inca civilizations were the largest empires in the lands we now call Latin America ... Aztec, and Inca civilizations were the largest empires in the lands we now call Latin America. The Mayans, the oldest of these three great civilizations, built their empire in what is now southern Me ... e three great civilizations, built their empire in what is now southern Mexico and Central America. Mayan civilization had collapsed when the Aztecs built huge pyramids to their gods. The Aztecs built ...

(3 pages) 1376 0 0.0 Jan/2010

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Human sacrifice as performance

ffered by a couple of communities including the Aztec of Latin America, the Greeks, the Romans, the Mayans, and the Konds of India among many other groups. The communities had varying methods of offer ... s to their gods and even the sacrifices had different methods of being selected. For example, while Mayan sacrifices were slaves, captives captured during wars or raids on other communities, the Konds ...

(7 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts